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Jonesborough in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Christopher Taylor House

 
 
Christopher Taylor House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
1. Christopher Taylor House Marker
Inscription.  About one mile southwest of this location, this log house was built in 1777 by this officer who was a veteran of the French and Indian War and a major in the American Revolutionary War. He is buried in the family cemetery nearby. Andrew Jackson live here in 1788-89 while practicing law in Jonesborough. The house was moved intact to this site in 1974 to preserve it from demolition.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 6.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
 
Location. 36° 17.636′ N, 82° 28.464′ W. Marker is in Jonesborough, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesborough TN 37659, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Christopher Taylor Home (here, next to this marker); Chester Inn
Christopher Taylor House image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
2. Christopher Taylor House
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(a few steps from this marker); Jonesborough (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jacob Brown (about 400 feet away); First Abolition Publications (about 600 feet away); Alfred Martin Ray Buffalo Soldier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warner Institute (approx. ¼ mile away); Alfred Eugene Jackson (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesborough.
 
Another Christopher Taylor House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
3. Another Christopher Taylor House Marker
This 1778 landmark was the home of
Captain Christopher Taylor
Revolutionary war officer and a State of Franklin leader

Andrew Jackson
Seventh President of the United States
Boarded here in 1788 while practicing law in Jonesborough

Originally located two miles west of town, this house was brought here as a public heritage by the Jonesborough civic trust and the town of Jonesborough, Through the generosity of the Judge David Vines and Frank Hawkins families. The Tennessee Historic Commission, and the Department of the Interior.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,718 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on May 10, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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